Statements about Guns

Since 1999, 440 people have been killed in attacks on church property in the United States.  

Says he’s "the only licensed firearms dealer in America running for Congress."  

Roughly 500,000 Georgians -- or about 5 percent of the state’s residents -- have gone through a background check to legally obtain a Georgia weapons carry license.

"Georgia lawmakers are now considering passing the most extreme gun bill in America."

More than 80 percent of Georgians don’t support legislation to ease gun restrictions in houses of worship, in bars and on campuses.

Says "Nathan Deal killed pro-gun bills in 2013."  

An average of seven children in America are killed by guns every day.

On allowing a vote on universal gun background checks in the U.S. Senate.

The city of Nelson, Ga., is "quieter than Mayberry."

Says Virginia, Florida and Georgia are the three states that are the principal source for gun trafficking.

Georgia has the most lax gun laws in the nation.

"More than 80 percent of Americans believe we need to have universal background checks."

"There’s more murders with hammers last year than...shotguns and pistols and AK-47s."

"There are more people killed with baseball bats and hammers than are killed with guns."

There are twice as many gun shops as McDonald’s in the United States.

"A majority of Americans agree with" a ban on assault weapons. "And by the way, so did Ronald Reagan."  

Says U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., celebrates gun ownership even in the face of school shootings.

In 2010, 2,694 young people were killed by gunfire. 1,773 were victims of homicide; 67 were elementary school-age children.

"Connecticut has the fifth toughest gun control laws in the country, including an assault weapons ban that bans 35 different weapons."

A United Nations arms treaty would "almost certainly force" the U.S. to "create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation."

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